YATES YOUTH Cub Scouts cross over to BSA Troop 44

The Chronicle Express

PENN YAN – Six boys from Cub Scout Pack 44 crossed over to Troop 44 March 17. The boys honored are Christopher Badamy, Wilkins Fuller, James Gorton, Jackson Green, Wilson Oliva and Skyler Willoughby. Led by Den Leader Jennifer Green, the boys earned the Arrow of Light Award which is the only Cub Scout rank that can be displayed on a Scouts BSA uniform. 

The boys honored at Penn Yan First Baptist Church are Christopher Badamy, Wilkins Fuller, James Gorton, Jackson Green, Wilson Oliva and Skyler Willoughby.

The Arrow of Light ceremony featured a recognition of their achievements in Cub Scouts by Cubmaster Jim Burch, including a slideshow highlighting their fun and accomplishments over the years. They also participated in a Crossover ceremony marking the start of their Scouts BSA journey with Troop 44, led by Mike Donovan. 

Troop 44, chartered by the Penn Yan First Baptist Church in 1924 is our community's boy Troop, which is now 21 members strong. The Baptist church has also chartered Troop 444 in 2020, which is the area's first girl BSA Troop, led by Diane Morse and is six members strong. For more information on any of the Scouting programs in our area, please contact Jenn Clancy at 315-694-0918 or mrsclancy411@gmail.com.